Published on November 8th, 2018 | by Trajche Anastasov


Two days of international networking in Tirana, Albania

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On the 2nd and 3rd of November 2018, part of our CEFE team was visiting lovely Tirana on a networking mission and we had really amazing time.

 We attended the most inspiring event ever! – “How To Fundraise For a Pre-Seed Round Open Talk” organized by SWISS EP Albania and hosted by InnoSpace, with Keith Ippel as a speaker guest. He talked pretty honestly about startups, investors and gave tips for actually getting the money you need for your business. It was a remarkable experience to listen to Keith, speaking from his long experience in this filed and left us really inspired and motivated. We also had the chance to meet a lot of young people with great ideas and startup companies, entrepreneurs from Tirana, hang out with CEFE International members and enjoy delicious Albanian wine.


On 3rd of November, we took part in the IDEA – Award Ceremony organized by CEFE International, GIZ-ProSEED and AIDa, an event dedicated to startups and business ideas. It was opened by the Deputy Minister of the ministry of finance and economy, Mrs. Albana Shkurta and Mrs. Maren Kneller, representative of the German Embassy, responsible for co-operation and development. In the IDEA Challenge Business Plan Competition project participants took part with their business ideas and presented it to the jury after 2 months preparation of training and mentoring. On the ceremony, 5 best ideas were selected and they received grant from 7000 euros, and also new CEFE trainers from Albania were inaugurated. We wish them all the best and we look forward for international collaboration.


The last day we took the chance to explore Tirana, with all the historical, urban and artistic parts of it, enjoy Albanian food and we highly recommend it!

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